FDA, Industry To Testify At House Cosmetics Hearing
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A March 27 hearing titled “Examining the Current State of Cosmetics” will likely focus more on the future of cosmetics regulation in the U.S. CFSAN director Michael Landa is slated to testify, as are representatives from the Personal Care Products Council and small businesses.
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